Chemical Peel Aftercare – Pre & Post Care

What To Expect After A Chemical Peel

  • Patients with active cold sores or warts, wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin, healing problems, dermatitis or inflammatory Rosacea in the area(s) to be treated should be excluded from the Peel because the procedure could potentially precipitate a flare up or spread the condition
  • Patients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment
  • The Chemical peel should not be performed on patients with an allergy to
  • Salicylates (i.e. aspirin)
  • Chemical peels are not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • This procedure should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women
Chemical Peel Pre & Post Care Instructions

Chemical Peel Aftercare Instructions- What to Expect

During the procedure, patients will likely experience a stinging sensation as the peel activates on the skin. Immediately after the peel, your skin may be pink. This is temporary and will fade in 1-2 hours.

Pre-Care Instructions (one week before your peel)

  • Avoid the following procedures: electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams and laser hair removal and sun exposure
  • Cease using any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating, such as salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid and glycolic acid

Pre Care Instructions (three days before you peel):

  • Cease using any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHA, or Benzoyl Peroxid

Post-treatment Recommendations

  • Rinse skin gently (with cool water only) and pat dry/do not rub
  • DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN, as scarring can result
  • Avoid harsh cleansers or washcloths
  • Patients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against exposure immediately following the procedure as there may be more sensitivity following the treatment
  • Do not have any other facial treatment for at least a week after your peel
  • Daily Skincare Routine:
    • When washing your face, use a gentle, non soap cleanser
    • Cease the use of exfoliating scrubs for at least one week after your peel
    • Apply moisturiser twice per day or as often as needed to relieve dryness and tightness
    • Use a SPF daily and avoid direct sunlight for at least one week
  • Warning signs of problems include severe redness, swelling, blistering, burns, ulcers, pain, or signs of infection. Notify your therapist immediately if you see these.
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